Author Archives: gambler

Adolescent Compulsive Gambling

The Hidden Epidemic Wednesday, March 18, 2015 – 4:30pm Ed Looney, Executive Director Kevin O’Neill The Problem It is no coincidence that adolescent gambling has surged in New Jersey and other states that have legalized and glamorized various forms of wagering from state lotteries, playing the horses, to casino gambling. Today, abstinence from gambling is […]

The Soul of Compulsive Gambling

Ed Looney, CCGC, Executive Director – Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. Thursday, March 5, 2015 – 4:30pm Experts tell us that 60%-70% of the people who gamble can do so in a “normal” way. For most people gambling is fun, entertaining, and adds a healthy dimension to their quality of life. For […]

Internet Gambling and Compulsive Gamblers

Prevention and Intervention Strategies for the Internet Gambling Industry Sunday, March 1, 2015 – 4:30pm The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. (Council) is offering the following recommendations to Internet gambling organizations. The Council is a private, non-profit corporation which, as part of its’ mission , attempts to increase public awareness of compulsive […]

Adolescent and Teen Gamblers

Characteristics of Adolescent/Teen Gamblers Sunday, March 1, 2015 – 4:30pm Usually Male – 95 % ; Female – 5% Male: Competitive Intelligent Risk takers Impulsive High energy Good students (particularly at math) Usually have part time jobs (income) Popular Usually participates in athletics Many times children of substance abusers Usually start gambling for money before […]